SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – On Monday morning, Monte Belmonte of 93.9 The River started his annual “Monte’s March” to benefit the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

The 43-mile two-day walk, all while pushing a shopping cart, is in its 13th year. It started Monday morning in Springfield and will end in Northampton this afternoon. On Tuesday, Monte will make his way from Northampton to Greenfield.

“People before the pandemic and after are going to need some help once in a while and we should be there for our neighbors, like the Food Bank is there. And supporting the Food Bank, make sure that our neighbors are going to have enough to eat, not just Thanksgiving but for the rest of the year,” said Monte Belmonte.

This year’s fundraising goal is $500,000, which would be enough to provide two million meals to those in need.